The latest issue of GQ features a profile of Chris Evans – the star of the upcoming super hero flick Captain America – written by Edith Zimmerman. Zimmerman is the Editor of The Awl spinoff The Hairpin, and a columnist for New York Magazine, so you’d think the profile would be worth reading. And it is, if you’re a 20-something woman looking for some juicy gossip.
The Evans piece unfortunately reads like a diary entry from a girl with a serious crush on a celebrity. Zimmerman spends more time talking about how much she and Evans flirted than anything else. Here’s a few examples:
And from ten minutes into that first interview, when he reached across the table to punctuate a joke by putting his hand on top of mine, Chris kept up frequent hand holding and lower-back touching, palm kissing and knee squeezing. He’s an attractive movie star, no complaints. I also didn’t know how much I was supposed to respond; when I did, it sometimes felt a little like hitting on the bartender or misconstruing the bartender’s professional flirting for something more. I wanted to think it was genuine, or that part of it was, because I liked him right away.